The Valleys

Things to see and do

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Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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The Grogg Shop & Museum

Broadway, Treforest, Pontypridd,

The World of Groggs is a unique, family run craft shop, encompassing hand sculpted and painted figurines, based on personalities from the Worlds of s...

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Llanhilleth Institute

Meadow Street, Llanhilleth, Abertillery,

Llanhilleth Institute provides a vibrant link with the industrial past of the Ebbw Fach Valley. This Grade II listed building stands within the pictu...

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Bryn Oer Tramroad

Trefil, Tredegar

The Bryn Oer Tramroad was constructed between September 1814 and April 1815 to connect the Bryn Oer coal patches and Trefil quarries with the Breckno...

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The Winding House

Cross Street, Elliots Town, New Tredegar,

The Winding House in New Tredegar is the museum with fascinating and engaging exhibitions, our remarkable Victorian winding engine, an exciting event...

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Park and Dare Theatre

Station Road, Treorchy,

The Park and Dare Theatre is a truly inspiring building dominating the skyline of Treorchy. Its construction in 1913 was funded by the mine workers o...

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Ruperra Castle (Preservation Trust)

Draethen, Newport,

An unexpected delight, Ruperra is a medieval castle that was heavily Victorianized, and now lies in gaunt, ivy-clad ruin. Now walkers can enjoy stunn...

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Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre

Tondu, Bridgend,

Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre is an area of 300 acres containing a fantastic mix of habitats such as grassland, woodland and wetlands, ...

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Porthcawl Museum

The Old Police Station, John Street, Porthcawl

The museum has a great many collections on offer, including an extensive history of the Welsh Guards from 1915 to present day, costumes, tools u...

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Ty Nest Llewellyn

Cwmtillery Lakes, Cwmtillery, Abertillery,

On the north-west bank of Cwmtillery Lake are the remains of a substantial post-Medieval, stone farmhouse, standing on a large platform cut into the ...

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Ogmore Castle

Ogmore by Sea, Bridgend,

Ogmore Castle guards a major fording place and sits on flat land rather than a ridge where nature would have provided extra defence. From Ogmore on a...

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